University-wide and community resource
Program in Practical Policy Engagement
Advancing public policy through engaged learning, policy research, and policy impact.
Real world impact
What we do
“ Think how valuable a university can be to a state and its citizens if that university gets engaged. Throughout my career I have seen this, and I continue to believe it.
Phil & Kathy Power, Program in Practical Policy Engagement (P3E) founding donors, pictured above with Pitch Competition 2019 winners Pranav Govindaraju (BA '20) and Aprisal Malale (MPP '20)
The Program in Practical Policy Engagement (P3E) was established in the spring of 2018 with a generous gift from the Power Foundation, with support from the U-M Office of the Provost and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.Read more about the founding of P3E →
Working as a Research Fellow has been a really invaluable experience. It’s been great to connect not only with other Public Policy students across various programs, but also to connect with those at the Dearborn Department of Public Health. We all have different policy interests and areas of expertise, but have concurrently come together to serve the Dearborn community. I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to engage with such a groundbreaking department and accomplished Fellows!”
Nora Lewis, BA ‘24
American Heart Association Community Impact Director
“The partnership with the Ford School is invaluable to our efforts to ensure public schools in Michigan are supporting students suffering from tobacco and vaping addiction. The students (Brenna and Arron) bring a fresh perspective to our work and have been essential to our strategy as it relates to engaging schools and providing policy recommendations. I look forward to continuing this partnership for many years to come.”Read more about community partners
Our Research Centers: Engaged Learning
Join the Program in Practical Policy Engagement and P3E Director and Associate Dean Elisabeth Gerber to learn how the Ford School offers unique,...Watch the video